Lawrence N. Stevenson
Managing Director  

Larry Stevenson joined Callisto in 2006 and adds significantly to Callisto’s operating focus and to Callisto’s team of people with track records of superior financial returns to investors. Larry’s career has included founding and serving as CEO of Chapters Inc., one of Canada’s leading retail companies, supported by a private equity group. Larry has also been CEO of a multi-billion dollar U.S. publicly-traded company and the co-founder (with Joseph Shlesinger) in 1989 of Bain & Company in Canada which he led from inception until 1993. Prior to that he was with Bain London from 1983 until 1989, and was the head of Bain’s European M&A practice. When he left Bain, Larry led the buyouts of SmithBooks in 1994 and Coles (Canada’s two largest book retailers) in 1995 and created Chapters Inc. Chapters revolutionized book retailing in Canada and was listed on the TSX. Mr. Stevenson was selected as Ontario’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997, and in 2000 Chapters was awarded the Innovative Retailer of the Year Award. Mr. Stevenson then led Pep Boys, a $2 billion NYSE-listed company in the automotive service and retail industry as CEO from 2003 until 2006. He attended the Royal Military College, received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Military College in 2010. He was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 1995.

Mr. Stevenson currently serves as the Honourary Colonel of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.
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